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The SCST plans to intensify the scientific-technical collaboration with the Chinese provinces

The SCST plans to intensify the scientific-technical collaboration with the Chinese provinces

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The SCST plans to intensify the scientific-technical collaboration with the Chinese provinces

The scientific-technical interaction of Belarus and China on the centralization level doesn’t enable to involve scientific organizations and enterprises of China in the process of collaboration to the full extent taking into account the scale of this country where the number of population of one province can be compared with the number of population of a big European country. Aleksandr Gerasimov, the director of the department of international scientific-technical collaboration of the SCST, told about this at the opening of the First Belarusian-Chinese workshop on industrial and scientific-technical collaboration. According to him, the course for organization of collaboration with the Chinese provinces was set because of this reason. “The agreements on scientific-technical collaboration with the popular governments  of such Chinese provinces as Shandun, Henan, Tzilin and Heiluntzian have been signed by the State Committee on Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus. The agreement on scientific-technical collaboration with the province of Guandun was signed in Minsk in July, 2010. Nowadays, the sessions of the commissions on scientific-technical collaboration with the provinces of Henan and Shandun are held regularly, it is planned to hold the first session of the commission on scientific-technical collaboration with the province of Guandun”, Aleksandr Gerasimov said.

It stands to mention that the collaboration of Belarus and China in the field of science and technology doesn’t confine itself to only implementation of joint scientific-technical projects. Over the last years the issues of implementation of the results of joint activity and adoption of these results in real sectors of economy of both countries came to the fore. The establishment of the Belarusian-Chinese Industrial Park in Chanchun has become an important step in this area of activity. The main task set for the Industrial Park is commercialization of the advanced Belarusian technologies by means of creation of joint productions and sale of manufactured hi-tech products on the markets of Belarus, China and the third countries. The collaboration with Chinese hi-tech companies also has become a prospective area of development of scientific-technical collaboration of the Republic of Belarus and the People’s Republic of China. Such companies as Gaoyuan, Huawei Technologies, ZTE Corporation, INSPUR and others may be a good example of this collaboration. As Aleksandr Gerasimov has noticed, the potential of collaboration between Belarus and China isn’t exhausted. Besides the current areas of activity, the following  areas are also going to be prospective in the near future:

-  Commercialization of the results of the joint scientific-technical activity as creation of joint productions both in the territory of Belarus and in the territory of China including further development of the Belarusian-Chinese Industrial Park in Chanchun;

-  Organization of collaboration with hi-tech Chinese companies  and attraction of advanced Chinese technologies into the economy of the Republic of Belarus;

-  Involvement of a big number of Chinese provinces in scientific-technical and innovation collaboration with Belarus;

-  Development of collaboration in the field of fundamental science.

The collaboration in the field of science and technologies is one of the most important components of interrelation between Belarus and the People’s Republic of China. The following fact can confirm this: diplomatic relationship between China and Belarus was established on the 20th of January of 1992 and several months later, on the 24thof April, the Agreement on scientific-technical collaboration between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the People’s Republic of China was signed. The Intergovernmental Belarusian-Chinese Commission on Collaboration in the Field of Science and Technologies was established on the basis of this agreement in 1993.  The State Committee on Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus coordinates the work of the Commission as a party of Belarus and the Ministry of Science and Technology coordinates the work of the Commission as a party of the People’s Republic of China. The sessions of the Commission are held biennially in Belarus and China by turns. The representatives of various national governing bodies and organizations are involved in order to participate in the work of the Commission. The representatives of the Ministry of Education, the National Academy of Sciences in Belarus, the Ministry of Industry and the Ministry of Health are the main participants. The main tasks of the Intergovernmental Belarusian-Chinese Commission on Collaboration in the Field of Science and Technologies are: analysis of the results of the Belarusian-Chinese collaboration; determination of the priority areas of scientific-technical collaboration; elaboration of the measures oriented to activation of the collaboration; adoption of the ordinary program of the Belarusian-Chinese collaboration for the next 2 years. The first session of the Commission was held in Beijing in October of 1996 and the 10th session which is the most recent was held on the 22nd of May of 2012 in Minsk. The parties determined the following priority areas of scientific-technical collaboration at this session. These areas are:

-  microelectronics;

-  information technologies;

-  new materials;

-  biotechnologies (gene engineering, cell technologies, industrial biotechnologies);

-  medicine, pharmacy and medical engineering;

-  laser- optical  and optical-electronic technologies;

-  agricultural and road  machine-building;

-  energetics and energy saving;

-  rational use of natural resources;

-  environment protection technologies;

-  water purification technologies.

The ordinary Program of Scientific-Technical Collaboration for the Period from 2013 to 2014 has been approved at this session. The Program comprehends 17 projects. The project on creation of a supercomputer UIIP – INSPUR in the Republic of Belarus (the United Institute of Informatics of the NAS of Belarus); the projects oriented to development of new types of coatings (anti-wear diamond-like coatings);  the projects oriented to development of technologies of production of new materials (non-retentive metal materials; articles made of polytetrafluorethylene for the purposes of machine-building;  shatterproof composition materials made of polymeric raw materials), new biomaterials  (biodegradable materials for food-packaging); the projects in the field of nature management (use of peat bogs), road building (development of the technology and equipment for restoration (“renewal” of bituminous concrete pavements) and information technologies (joint development of intelligent system of the city management in the case of an emergency ) are among them.



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